Short Term Work In Hong Kong

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Short Term Work

Hong Kong Visitor Visa Facilitation Plan Launched – Short Term Employment Allowed – In Certain Circumstances

A visitor facilitation plan was launched by the Hong Kong Government on the 1st of June 2022 for a period of two years.

The measure is due to provide immigration facilitation for visitors participating in short-term activities in 10 designated sectors: medical & healthcare, higher education, arts & culture, sports, heritage, creative industries, innovation & technology, Hong Kong Laureate Forum, aviation and international/mega events, as per the explanatory list on the Immigration Department’s website.

Technically, the invitees/eligible visitors (non-local talent in their sector) may come to Hong Kong to participate in designated short-term activities as visitors without the need to apply for employment visas/entry permits from the Immigration Department. However, eligible visitors should be endorsed by the authorised host organisations by way of invitation letters. The host organisations sponsoring visitors to come to Hong Kong to participate in specified short-term activities must be endorsed by the relevant government bureaux/departments.

Eligible visitors may receive remuneration for the designated activities concerned. The provision of remuneration is a matter between the eligible visitors and the host organisations.

The stay of the non-local talents is limited to 14 days upon each arrival and the visitors are subject to prevailing COVID-19 related entry restrictions.


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List of Applicable Designated Sectors Permitting Short Term Work
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